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Statue of St. Wenceslas

Statue of St. Wenceslas Review

Josef Václav Myslbek's impressive equestrian representation of St. Wenceslas with other Czech patron saints around him has been a traditional meeting place for locals for years ("Let's meet at the horse" as the expression goes). In 1939, Czechs gathered here to oppose Hitler's annexation of Bohemia and Moravia. In 1969, student Jan Palach set himself on fire near here to protest the Soviet-led invasion of the country a year earlier. And in 1989, many thousands successfully gathered here and all along the square to demand the end of the communist government.

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  • Address: Václavské nám., Nové Město, Prague, Bohemia 110 00 | Map It
  • Metro Line A or C: Muzeum.
  • Location: Nové Město
Updated: 10-07-2013

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